Appropriation #2006081 $99,077.39
At its meeting on May 11, 2006, the School Board approved the following appropriations:
The Virginia Commission for the Arts has made grant awards to several Albemarle County Schools. Teacher Incentive Grants were made to Baker Butler Elementary in the amount of $600.00, Hollymead Elementary in the amount of $1,481.00, Meriwether Elementary in the amount of $250.00, Murray Elementary in the amount of $300.00, Stony Point in the amount of $3,600.00, Jouett Middle School in the amount of $300.00 and Western Albemarle High School in the amount of $600.00. These programs will involve interactive activities to include hands on learning experience for students with performing, visual and musical arts.
The Virginia Commission for the Arts has awarded Touring Grants to Baker Butler Elementary in the amount of $100.00, Crozet Elementary in the amount of $225.00, Murray Elementary in the amount of $250.00, and Yancey Elementary in the amount of $225.00. These grants awards will help fund a Theatre IV performance for each school.
The Department of Environmental Quality in partnership with the Virginia Department of Education has awarded Albemarle County Public Schools with a Watershed Educational Training Grant in the amount of $6,500.00. These funds will be used to implement a Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience (MWEE), which will provide all middle school students with the opportunity to study local watershed resources through hands on classroom activities and field trips.
The GE Volunteers has awarded grants to Agnor Hurt Elementary in the amount of $500.00 and to Woodbrook Elementary in the amount of $500.00. These funds will be used to support each school’s Reading Advocacy Program by purchasing books for use during in-school, after-school programs and to directly mentor students during reading events.
Old Dominion University has awarded Greer Elementary School with an Effective Schoolwide Discipline mini grant in the amount of $1,000.00. These funds will be used to develop and implement a schoolwide discipline system that is based specifically on the individual school’s needs. Emphasis will be placed on consistency, the entire school staff is expected to adopt strategies that will be uniformly implemented.
Dominion Resources has awarded Lisa Kerwien-Harmon, a teacher at Baker Butler Elementary, a grant in the amount of $575.00. These funds will be used to implement her “What’s the Matter” classroom science project.
Quest Communication has compensated the school division for the right of way at CATEC. The amount was calculated by staff and was based on information from the assessor’s office to determine the cost per square foot for the right of way.
Monticello High School received a donation in the amount of $1,000.00 from Mr. H.M. Walker, Jr. It has been requested that this donation be used to fund any projects or help any student at Monticello High School.
Albemarle County Adult Basic Education collaborated with local institutions and agencies when requested to provide tuition classes tailored to the individualized needs of particular students. All expenses are covered through said tuition and registration fees. Expenditures have exceeded appropriation for FY05/06 due to an increase in the number of classes. This program received an additional $7,020.00 in registration fees for FY05/06 and has a local fund balance of $7,960.39 from FY04/05 which may be reappropriated for FY05/06.
The Drivers Safety Fund consists of driver’s education behind the wheel and the motorcycle safety programs operating on a fee for service basis. Approximately 1300 students are trained each year in Drivers Safety. Operating before school, after school, and in the summer, students receive eighteen hours of training. The latest driving techniques and decision-making skills are emphasized. Expenditures have exceeded appropriations for FY05/06 due to an increase in the number of classes, types of classes offered, vehicle fuel, repair of equipment and purchasing a vehicle. There is a local fund balance in the amount of $74,900.34 from FY04/05 which may be reappropriated for FY05/06. We are requesting permission to use $56,000.00 of the fund balance for FY05/06.
Appropriation #2006082 $1,500.00
The Department of Motor Vehicles has awarded the Albemarle County Police Department a grant in the amount of $1,500.00 for overtime expenses. This grant is in conjunction with the nationwide “Click It or Ticket” campaign. Albemarle County will be stopping citizens for traffic offenses and in the process checking safety restraint use and giving a ticket if appropriate. There is no local match.
Appropriation #2006083 $33,298.98
The Police Department and Commonwealth’s Attorney Office have received seized asset funds from the Department of Criminal Justice Services in the amount of $33,210.64. These accounts have also earned $88.34 in interest. These monies will be used to purchase office equipment for the Commonwealth’s Attorney office and evidence equipment, AED’s, traffic enforcement items for the Police Department.
Appropriation #2006084 $32,253.84
The Albemarle County Police Department has been awarded additional funds for the 2004 Homeland Security Grant. These monies total $32,253.84 and will be used to purchase five mobile surveillance video systems. There is no local match.
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